If money weren't an issue, what would you do with your life and career, or even bother to work?

Updated on : January 21, 2022 by Waylon Floyd



If money weren't an issue, what would you do with your life and career, or even bother to work?

Travel and eat. I would probably switch my career to food blogging.

Currently, there are three things that get in the way: time (I only have 5 weeks of vacation per year), getting reservations (enough money can go a long way to get a table) and the fact that traveling to distant places in class. tourist is painful.

Yes, I would love to visit Lima, for example, (several restaurants on my wish list), but one of the stages of the trip is 1pm. I will not do that unless I can travel in business class, which is 6 to 7 times more expensive than a tourist. It really is not an option.

If money weren't an issue, you could travel on business or first

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Travel and eat. I would probably switch my career to food blogging.

Currently, there are three things that get in the way: time (I only have 5 weeks of vacation per year), getting reservations (enough money can go a long way to get a table) and the fact that traveling to distant places in class. tourist is painful.

Yes, I would love to visit Lima, for example, (several restaurants on my wish list), but one of the stages of the trip is 1pm. I will not do that unless I can travel in business class, which is 6 to 7 times more expensive than a tourist. It really is not an option.

If money weren't an issue, I could travel business class or first class, have an easier time jotting down reservations, and not have to worry so much about waiting for my vacations, my reservations, and the ability to get reasonably priced flights. match.

As it is, I have fairly flexible vacations as long as I take them in the fall (when my colleagues are not on vacation), but many restaurants only accept reservations a month in advance (making it impossible to book the best flight deals) or launch them as early as possible. and have such high demand that you would have to plan for them almost a year in advance.

Are you kidding? I would never sleep.

There is a lot of work to do, all for money.

My first project would be to build a heritage / freight railroad on the old Mountain Division Railroad in Maine from Portland to North Conway.

Would restart abandoned textile factories in Northern Mass and Southern Maine

He would build the north-south rail link in Boston by completing the only break in the Portland-to-Miami train line

It would implement a homeless employment program that would allow them to work their hours to clean streets for cash.

I'd restore the warsh

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Are you kidding? I would never sleep.

There is a lot of work to do, all for money.

My first project would be to build a heritage / freight railroad on the old Mountain Division Railroad in Maine from Portland to North Conway.

Would restart abandoned textile factories in Northern Mass and Southern Maine

He would build the north-south rail link in Boston by completing the only break in the Portland-to-Miami train line

It would implement a homeless employment program that would allow them to work their hours to clean streets for cash.

Would restore the warship "Olympia" to its wartime glory

He would be involved in so many historic restoration projects.

I would reopen auto plants in Detroit, but all they would do is restore old rusty scraps pulled from junkyards and turn them into "runners", not historical relics, they would be like modern cars but look old-fashioned and restore worn. fire trucks and donate them to small towns that can't afford new and modern equipment

I would match the "per pupil" spending in urban schools that receive little attention due to the stupid "property tax" model that currently allows rick schools like the ones near me to offer dressage as a class while within ten miles of distance Dudley Scholl's children have exactly 3 textbooks in their English class and there are no glass in some of the windows, even in winter.

He would probably never sleep again. I would be too busy.

I would take over a major game development company and see how long I could run it without the greedy and greedy policies that today's AAA game developers use (microtransactions, loot boxes, pre-orders, season passes, etc.). To say that I would not charge money for the product, or that I would not charge for DLC, etc., but I would not be so blatantly greedy in turning my games into continuous money-stealing platforms.

I would also encourage my company to develop / publish more single player games. There aren't enough of those these days.

Most people don't realize that managing money takes a lot of work and that it comes with a lot of responsibility. Now that I have money, maybe even a couple million, I realize that conserving it and growing it responsibly requires more work than I've ever done before and a lot more critical thinking as one takes responsibility for the well. be of all those who work with you and the result and experience of their lives and that of their families.

Unfortunately, my future is not about a career right now, but more about being able to feel comfortable working to pay off bills and loans.

IF money weren't an issue, I'd look to live somewhere near the beach or in a condo where I would wake up to the ocean breeze and the sound of the ocean.

I would like a beach house, a great car, and a personal chef, as I really need to work to improve my nutrition. Maybe a driver too; I don't like driving late at night. And then there is World Peace.

For me, money has never been an object; it has always been a means. In the past, there were times when I thought that if I could get myself some media, then everything would be better. The problem was that I was not very clear about what could be all that would be better, and I also lacked those sufficient means. You can never have enough money if you never have a clue of what you need.

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I would like a beach house, a great car, and a personal chef, as I really need to work to improve my nutrition. Maybe a driver too; I don't like driving late at night. And then there is World Peace.

For me, money has never been an object; it has always been a means. In the past, there were times when I thought that if I could get myself some media, then everything would be better. The problem was that I was not very clear about what could be all that would be better, and I also lacked those sufficient means. You can never have enough money if you never have a clue what you need it for anyway, even if you're just keeping score. You can have too much and not enough at the same time as well.

To these career-weary American ears, when a British philosopher describes my workday and professional experience as "... all gagging and no vomiting ...", it sounds a lot better and goes a long way A more romantic word picture than the true dry gagging I experienced while dressing and slipping into my pantyhose, stumbling out the door, propelled by the invisible hand into my former banking jobs in the corporate world that made the rich rich. I'll buy whatever the guy from Watts sells. *. I have earned it.

Charles Bukowski makes a similar point:

How on earth could a person enjoy being woken up at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, jumping out of bed, getting dressed, force-feeding, shitting, urinating, brushing teeth and hair, and fighting traffic to Get to a place where you essentially made a lot of money for someone else and were asked to thank you for the opportunity to do so?

For the past few years, I've been moving around what my "object" and "everything" should be, not that that's any different than what I was blindly trying to do all the time. He had been looking at the wrong plane (the wrong metaphysical plane, not the JetBlue Airbus A320 against Google's G5).

What I've always known is that if I had all the money I needed and someone else to trust and organize it for me (so much paperwork, at that level), if I could work on that, I would probably do it exactly. what I have always done and what I am doing now and about to do now, except on steroids and taking advantage of other people to work for the same purpose. I would still work on some of the paperwork because you learn what others value and how they value it, when you check the numbers. That is very important if you want to change the world.

Many of these "anti-money" and anti-material mantras rarely offer an alternative or a discussion of what else is important, if not money. There's a lot about raising awareness and finding yourself and your self-awareness, and that's great. It is also a very difficult task; It's easy to get caught up in the rut of our own complaints about how miserable we are because we can't make enough money and no one is helping us, and the world is a horrible place. Many of us like to stay there, because it is comfortable and we don't have to think or feel too much; some of us stay here longer than we should because we feel we have to, to be responsible to our family members and take care of them. It's a real luxury to be able to get rid of everything

The lighting is beautiful, but it is also lonely, I imagine. I believe that what lies after self-awareness, or right next to it, is the real awareness of others and of our relationship and responsibility to others. I believe that we are evolving to try to understand each other and work collaboratively and non-violently towards a better future. I hope we are beginning to truly understand the ramifications of our mutual actions and choices, especially as our flat interconnected world becomes overwhelmed with its variety and scope. As we learn more about how our brains are wired and our preferences are expressed genetically and neurophysiologically, we begin to understand that perhaps things are not as simple as they might have first appeared,

After all, there are few bad guys in the world; just different interests, values, and goals, and varying ability to achieve them. I am fascinated by how people can witness the exact same event and take away such different stories; how they can talk to each other for hours and yet never listen to themselves or others. It fascinates me how we are all victims of something and perpetrators of something else. I love how movies tell the same story over and over again, and each time it can be a completely different experience, just from a slightly different cut. I'm in awe of how much insight and genius in our lives comes from those keen observations of the obvious, like Isaac Newton understanding gravity because an apple fell from a tree. Much of our life experience is about how we see and hear, and about paying attention without prejudice. Much is about how we communicate what we see and hear, and how we receive information and how we become familiar and comfortable with it. Much is about the stories, true and not, that we tell ourselves.

So if money weren't an issue, and for me, it no longer is (not because I have a lot, but because I know I would never have enough), I would push myself even harder for world peace.

** It would also be great to establish something like Paul Allen's Allen Institute for Brain Sciences or build an art museum or three, and fund the improvement of children's education, like Eli and Edythe Broad or Oprah Winfrey (TV host , actress), or working to solve global health problems and all that, like Bill and Melinda - Gatesfoundation.org. But they have it covered, right?

* Update 5/15/17: The question originally included a reference to Alan Wilson Watts' (1915-1973) discussion of "What if money was not an issue?" Which is why I referred to Watts in my answer.

I have a house on a lake in Maine. Behind the house is an abandoned railroad that runs from Portland, Maine to Bartlett, NH. The last time a train rolled on the Mountain Division Railway was in June 1978. When the train was stopped, an industrialist who bought the rights to kill the train put the entire region in poverty. Agway's feed silos went bankrupt; farmers had to pay more for the truck feed for their livestock and were already surviving on a pittance. Their farms failed. The quarries near the rails failed or put hundreds of heavy trucks on rural roads, it did not mean

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I have a house on a lake in Maine. Behind the house is an abandoned railroad that runs from Portland, Maine to Bartlett, NH. The last time a train rolled on the Mountain Division Railway was in June 1978. When the train was stopped, an industrialist who bought the rights to kill the train put the entire region in poverty. Agway's feed silos went bankrupt; farmers had to pay more for the truck feed for their livestock and were already surviving on a pittance. Their farms failed. Quarries near the rails failed or put hundreds of heavy trucks on rural roads that weren't designed for the weight. The apple and egg industry was paralyzed. Poverty skyrocketed. People fled the area as much as possible. The area is full of abandoned houses and farms,

If money weren't an issue, I'd restore the train. The state of Maine has been trying to get the railroad back for about fifteen years, since the industrialist who killed it died and his property lost its rights. They have prevented the right-of-way from being overly covered and restore ballast when washed. They paid for a multi-million dollar study that said the entire system could be restored with about $ 20 million.

My goal would be to recover the freight. It is too late for agriculture that is gone, but it may be possible to regain some of it; there is a lot of experience and interest in agriculture. Poland Springs would use tank cars to carry water from Fryeburg to Portland, pulling hundreds of tank trucks off the roads daily. Many of the quarries would use hoppers as they do in New Hampshire.

But I want more than that. I want a heritage railway. I want a roundhouse in Portland with steam locomotives and Pullman wagons with dining room, bar, and observation carriages. It's only about 65 miles from Portland to Bartlett, but they could connect to the Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway. I want to see that train go through my lake, creating jobs and memories.

I'm not as bad as Sheldon, but I love steam engines and Pullman Parlor cars.

Absolutely nothing, this is why: let's say I change something that happened, say, 15 years ago, it doesn't have to be a big thing, it could just be that I decided to cut the grass, something like this. That little thing that changed can have a big impact on the future. This phenomenon is called the butterfly effect. In short, it basically means that you don't dare to change anything if you ever go back in time, because you can have a huge impact in the future.

Believe it or not, this phenomenon technically caused JFK's death. Let me explain. Now when JFK was a young man in his twenties, he loved sports, soccer

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Absolutely nothing, this is why: let's say I change something that happened, say, 15 years ago, it doesn't have to be a big thing, it could just be that I decided to cut the grass, something like this. That little thing that changed can have a big impact on the future. This phenomenon is called the butterfly effect. In short, it basically means that you don't dare to change anything if you ever go back in time, because you can have a huge impact in the future.

Believe it or not, this phenomenon technically caused JFK's death. Let me explain. Now when JFK was a young man in his twenties, he loved sports, soccer to be precise. I would always be playing it. Now one day, he was playing and suffered a fairly serious injury that affected his back, which would be the cause of almost a lifetime of endless back pain. Because of this, he often wore a back brace, to ease the pain and strain on his damaged back, little did he know, this back brace would literally be his death. A ton of years have passed and he is now the 35th president of the United States. Now one day, while attending presidential duties, he was in the back of a car with his wife driving down the road. While driving, a guy named Lee Harvey Oswald was on top of a nearby factory with a sniper rifle. He bided his time and opened fire on the president. He fired 2 shots, the first was not fatal and the second was obviously fatal and killed him. Now remember that back brace from earlier, well, this is where it comes in. You see, if JFK hadn't been wearing that back brace, his body could have slid down from the seat and out of Oswald's line of fire. , and he wouldn't have been able to shoot him a second time, and he wouldn't have died in turn. remember that back brace from before, well this is where it comes in. You see, if JFK hadn't been wearing that back brace, his body could have slid down from the seat and out of Oswald's line of fire. , and he wouldn't have been able to shoot him a second time, and he wouldn't have died in turn. remember that back brace from before, well this is where it comes in. You see, if JFK hadn't been wearing that back brace, his body could have slid down from the seat and out of Oswald's line of fire. , and he wouldn't have been able to shoot him a second time, and he wouldn't have died in turn.

You see, this is why you should never change anything, because it can lead to something terrible in the future. If JFK hadn't played soccer that day, he probably wouldn't have suffered a serious back injury, and he wouldn't have had to wear a back brace, and he probably wouldn't have died the way he did. So never, ever change anything if you ever find yourself going back in time, just a warning.

Have a nice day daniel

Well, it is really a typical question to answer, since nobody wants to lose anything that they have in their life ... but according to me, this world is full of beautiful things and I think that if you lose something, this world gives you other things beautiful ... . I know it is very painful to lose something and it may affect you, but we have to deal with it because this is the cycle of life ... as a child has so many toys but as they grow they lose all their toys but still they are happy because then they get other things that make them happy ... similarly, for adults, we all think only of

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Well, it is really a typical question to answer, since nobody wants to lose anything that they have in their life ... but according to me, this world is full of beautiful things and I think that if you lose something, this world gives you other things beautiful ... . I know it is very painful to lose something and it may affect you but we have to deal with it because this is the cycle of life ... as a child has so many toys but as they grow they lose all their toys but still they are happy because then they get other things that make them happy ... similarly for adults, we all think only about our career and our loved ones like our family, friends and we are always worried about what will happen if we lose them so don't 'let that come to mind, just try to be happy in every situation.

So I think if I lose everything in life then maybe there is something else I can do in this life, I will start my life over with so much joy and happiness and with the same strength as one should always have a positive attitude. Think and be patient because in this life we ​​have to deal with so many problems, if you tie yourself around certain things you will always be worried ... so stop limiting yourself just think that what you have now is good and if you don't If you have this in the future, maybe you will win another beautiful thing ... everything is in our mind and we are the ones who can control our mind ...

I go to the temple periodically, to pray for future “smoothness in the way” and if I have any pre-existing problems.

I think if God could help, it has to be a remarkable situation, for notable people, reasonably. I don't think that if you get caught cheating your company and laundering money, I don't think praying to God in this regard will help.

I think that for the general public, all they do would be a simple push in their direction if their search for the problem is sincere and reasonable.

So maybe you have a hard time paying the bills and risk getting a fine, and that will affect you.

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I go to the temple periodically, to pray for future “smoothness in the way” and if I have any pre-existing problems.

I think if God could help, it has to be a remarkable situation, for notable people, reasonably. I don't think that if you get caught cheating your company and laundering money, I don't think praying to God in this regard will help.

I think that for the general public, all they do would be a simple push in their direction if their search for the problem is sincere and reasonable.

So you might have a hard time paying the bills and risk a fine, which will affect your ability to get money to buy medicine for your sick parents. You wrote a letter and you pray, you might get an extension or maybe a discount. If you're lucky, a waiver.

Since I think it is just a push, I think one should work on the problem rather than pray.

Money, on the other hand, will solve many MANY problems. Problem you can't fix, it will be relieved. So by default, many times, I would seek to solve the problem with money.

Of course there are other better methods, but money is more universal and faster to fix. Problem that you cannot fix, other methods will be extremely difficult, out of your means, or very unpleasant.

What I wouldn't do:

  • I would never buy sports cars, as someone else mentioned.
  • You would not buy a mansion or an overpriced home where the annual maintenance cost would be exorbitant.
  • I wouldn't keep my job full time and yes I like my job but working full time is a literal burden on me. Eventually I would quit and move to another city. (I'm from New York)

What would I do:

  • Getting proper medical care for my ailments and getting dental care, fixing my teeth and getting vision care because I have a high prescription and my glasses are expensive.
  • Pay off my student loans, pay off any lingering credit card debt.
  • Buy a condo
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What I wouldn't do:

  • I would never buy sports cars, as someone else mentioned.
  • You would not buy a mansion or an overpriced home where the annual maintenance cost would be exorbitant.
  • I wouldn't keep my job full time and yes I like my job but working full time is a literal burden on me. Eventually I would quit and move to another city. (I'm from New York)

What would I do:

  • Getting proper medical care for my ailments and getting dental care, fixing my teeth and getting vision care because I have a high prescription and my glasses are expensive.
  • Pay off my student loans, pay off any lingering credit card debt.
  • Buying a condo and building a small house on land I bought in a city of choice.
  • Start a publishing company, publish my own books (actually, I still do this).
  • Start an artist licensing company, all original work.
  • Working from home and writing more fiction because I'd have free time and wouldn't be exhausted from wasted daily mundane activities working 40 hours, which is a ridiculous construct from an aspie artist's perspective.
  • Make sure my family especially my mom and brother are well taken care of, especially renovating her apartment and giving her some nice things, nothing crazy, she is an eclectic artist and my brother is a dancer who recently got disabled so ...
  • Try to buy my dad's house from him as the family wants to renovate and sell anyway. It would be generous so that he too could retire.
  • I would also travel (with friends and family).
  • Create a grant for artists and creative people, donate to St. Jude's or a place like that where families directly benefit from donations.
  • Donate to soup kitchens and make food more available to people without access or funds.
  • Adopt some kittens, maybe a dog or two.

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